Outer Cape Seal Symposium
Friends of Pleasant Bay is a grass roots environmental group dedicated to the preservation of Cape Cod's most stunning recreational and ecological resources. Since its founding in 1985 the group has been successful in achieving state designation of the bay as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern, and most recently has been instrumental in development and state approval of a Resource Management Plan for the Bay. The Plan identifies the Bay as a regional resource requiring coordinated management of the surrounding towns. The Friends provide ongoing support for implementation of the Bay Plan.
The Mission of the Friends of Pleasant Bay is to promote education, research and to promote Public awareness of the area as one of critical environmental concern. To preserve open space and to retain visual quality of the area, to preserve the environmental integrity of the bay shore, to ensure habitat protection and retention of the rich biological diversity and productivity of the bay, to retain and enhance public access to the shoreline, to preserve natural and historic sites, and to promote public awareness of historic Indian culture.
The Friends encourage innovative education projects centered on the Bay through an annual competitive grant program open to all public schools in the area. The Friends also provide regular support for advanced technical studies of the Bay, and develop and publish information documents for public education and awareness.
The tides continue their unceasing ebb and flow. Similarly, the work of protecting this magnificent estuary is unceasing. We welcome your support. All who share a passion for Pleasant Bay are invited to become Friends.
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Photo Credits: Jenny Avellar, Philadelphia Seaport Museum, Jim Hardman, Tony Davis and Chuck Melcher